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  A.   M.   Wergeland called the Adams method literally antihistorical, while Clive Day maintained that the assumptions were not confined to theories alone but were also applicable to straight factual evidence.   Moreover, stated Day, "He always omits facts which tend to disprove his hypothesis".   Even D.   A.   Wasson, who compared The Emancipation of Massachusetts to the lifting of a fog from ancient landscapes, was also forced to admit the methodological deficiencies of the author.   In summary, Brooks Adams felt that the nature of history was order and that the order so discovered was as much subject to historical laws as the forces of nature.   lack >   Moreover, he believed that most professional historians lack ed some of the essential instruments for a proper study of history.     However, despite the insight of many of his observations, his own conclusions are open to suspicion because of his failure to employ at all times the correct research methods.   This should not prejudice an evaluation of his findings, but they were not the findings of a completely impartial investigator.   What was perhaps more important than his concept of the nature of history and the historical method were those forces which shaped the direction of his thought.